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HOLMESIAN LINKS

Sherlockian.net
http://sherlockian.net/
The ultimate site of Sherlock Holmes-related links. Just about every link you could imagine. Run by Chris Redmond. 

The Baker Street Journal
http://www.bakerstreetjournal.com/
The Baker Street Journal continues to be the leading Sherlockian publication since its founding in 1946 by Edgar W. Smith. With both serious scholarship and articles that “play the game,” the Journal is essential reading for anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a world where it is always 1895.
See online photos of BSI Dinners, explore the BSI Archive at Harvard, listen to reminiscences of BSI members, and learn about BSI history.

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/
The first podcast for Sherlock Holmes devotees, by Sherlock Holmes devotees. Scott Monty and Burt Wolder regularly chat about Sherlockian pursuits and interview a wide variety of subjects, including authors, actors, organizers and more. Quick, Watson! Subscribe! (It’s free)

How To Start and Run a Sherlockian Group
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Judith Freeman has produced an incredibly helpful paper with many practical, essential tips for starting and running a Holmes group.

The International Exhibiton of Sherlock Holmes
http://sherlockholmesexhibition.com
The traveling exhibition takes an in-depth look, supported by historically significant objects and artifacts,

through the history of the stories. Its website has much info, fun facts and ideas for interactive experiences.

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
http://www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk/
A truly magnificent site that pleases the mind as well as the eyes. Excursions, subscription information, downloads, articles, news, membership information, merchandise. An amazing and organized collection of SHSL-related material. Many good links as well.

Sherlockian Books Reviewed
http://www.lagergaard.dk/books/
Mia Stampe has put together a list of reference works, scholarly writings, pastiches and many other sources and has had them reviewed by various Sherlockians around the globe.

Sherlocktron
http://sherlocktron.com/
A collection of links, including Peter Blau’s invaluable lists of Baker Street Irregular investitures and other items.

DeWaal’s Universal Sherlock Holmes
https://www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/holmes/useful-bibliographies
A Bibliography on-line (and searchable)

Sherlock Quiz

  • What was the name of the landlady of 221b Baker Street?
  • Where did Sherlock Holmes keep his tobacco?
  • What was the curious incident of the dog in the night? (Clue: Read Silver Blaze)
  • Who was described as ‘The Napoleon of Crime’?
  • What was the name of the woman who outwitted Mr. Sherlock Holmes?
  • What is the most important attribute of a good police detective?
  • The Bruce Partington plans referred to what?
  • What type of horse-drawn carriage was used as a taxi in Victorian times?
  • When did Sherlock Holmes live at 221b Baker Street?
  • What is Doctor Watson’s first name?
  • When according to the stories was The Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles written?
  • Which publication first featured a Sherlock Holmes story and when was it published?
  • Which country did Sherlock Holmes visit with Doctor Watson?

Trivia

As it happens, the phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson” is never uttered by Holmes in the sixty stories written by Conan Doyle. He often observes that his conclusions are “elementary”, however, and occasionally calls Watson “my dear Watson.” But here are “19 Surprising Facts About Sherlock Holmes” collected by Buzzfeed which will have you exclaiming, “By Jove!”

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